Tyne and Wear HER(4483): South Shields, Ballast Hills - Details
South Shields, Ballast Hills
During the post medieval period the increase in shipping and trade led to the accumulation of a large amount of ballast which formed hills to the east of the town. They are shown on historic maps, such as those by Fryer and Richardson.
<< HER 4483 >> J. Fryer, 1772, A Plan of the Low Part of the River Tyne Richardson, 1768; Dick Keys and Ken Smith, 2005, Tall Ships on the Tyne, p 6